Book: The Racing Driver by Denis Jenkinson - Softcover
Softcover, 5 1/4 in. x 8 1/4 in.
35 photographs and illustrations
When The Racing Driver was first published in the U.S. in 1959, Road & Track magazine hailed it as an "excellent book . . . the best ever written on contemporary drivers and their racing styles and habits." Over 45 years later, Denis Jenkinson's book has become a classic; highly valued for its historical perspective and views into the personalities of drivers who today seem larger than life.
This release of The Racing Driver contains much new material, including a new preface by the author himself. The new foreword is by Stirling Moss, who won the 1955 Mille Miglia with Jenkinson at his side. Also new are two appendices. The first is a discussion the author had with Ayrton Senna on the psychological attributes of the modern race driver. In the second, Doug Nye, author and close friend, provides a final tribute to Denis Jenkinson.
The Racing Driver will appeal to sports car enthusiasts, particularly those interested in vintage and historic racing. It belongs on the bookshelf beside Taruffi's The Technique of Motor Racing, which it supplements without repeating.
"In his search for the answers he wanted, he learned how to help Eric Oliver bring his sidecar combination to victory in three World Championships, and myself to win the Mille Miglia. You don't gain these achievements by being just a passenger! Readers will be fascinated by his observations, reasonings, and remarks."
Stirling Moss - from his Foreword